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THE ARGTJS. SATURDAYv SFPTEMBER 2G. 1908.
HIT BYft CAR-
Charles G. Wulff, Old Resident
of Sears, is Victim of Acci
dent at Village.
RiGHF LEG IS SEVERED
Conflicting Testimony as to Condition
at Time Was Walking Along
Track With Lantern.
Charles; G. Wulff, aged C4, a resi
dent of Sears, was run over and killed
last evening by one of the. Watch
Tower cars at Sears. Hjs right leg
was , cut completely off and sever
cuts and bruises were inflicted on his
left leg and on his face. The loss of
blood resulting from the wounds to
gether with the shock caused death
about two hours after the accident.
Mr. Wulff, who was on the grand
jury for this term, left the city yes
terday for his home at the old Sears
place in Sears. Several of his friends
tried to induce him to come back to
the city and witness the fireworks on
the river but he replied that as he
was penned up all day ho wanted to
have a quiet rest and sleep during the
evening. He stopped in at Luch
mann's place at Sears, however, and
remained there about 20 minutes.' Ho
took but a few drinks. Then he tool
a lantern and started up the street
car tracks for his home. Wulff s son.
who was sitting with several friends!
at their home cpposile Ltich
mann's place, saw his father going
up the tracks towards home. A few j
minutes later he saw two street car
men running at full speed get on
board the Milan ear and start off as
fast as the car could go. At the same
time another man ran to Luchmann's.
William Wulff, the son of the dead
man. and his friends thought at once
that something had happened and
they started up the tracks to see what
it was. When half way there they;
met a man who told Wulff that his
father was hint and. Wulff hurried
to. his side.
I.-K Im rut Off.
He found his father lying by the
side of the tracks in the care of the
motorman of the car. Wulff's right
leg had been severed at the knee and
severe cuts had been inflicted on the
other leg and on the face. The Milan
car had been rushed for a doctor from
Milan and it returned with Dr. G. H.
Wiggins in a very short time. The
surgeon amputated the . mashed part
of the severed limb and stopped the
flow of blood. The ambulance was
called by the conductor anj it arrived
The injured ' man, who was almost
entirely unconscious, was taken to St.
Anthony's hospital where Drs. Arp of
Moline and Lachner of thi3 city and
Dr. Wiggins completed the amputation
of the leg and redressed the other
injuiies. The injured man never re
vived after the operation and at 11:30
he died. '
for Men Testify.
At the inquest which Coroner L. V.
Eckhart held this morning at the
Knox undertaking rooms the testi
mony of the men in charge of the
street car and that of the doctors
was taken. From their testimony it
seenis that Wulff was intoxicated at
the time of the accident. Motorman
George Collins testified that he wa
running his car down the hill from
the Tower at about 8:15 and that just
as he reached Twelfth street he no
ticed something lying beside the track
cisLJjff Qrututoii ,huUlow34,uip, Jar,
the Mcurye. 'TOeifarrirrf m?0'KaIC.1
a few feet of the object, however, the
man raised up. Collins at once threw
on the reverse power. and attempted
to stop the car. The man did not
move as' the front trucks passed and
the motorman breathed a sigh of re
lief which was turned into a groan
when on getting off the car he saw
that the rear trucks had passed over
the man. Wulff -jvas not conscious
but was in a subconscious state. He
was swearing and groaning. Just at
that moment the Milan car pulled
into Sears and the crew was notified
at once to return to Milan for a doc
tor. While waiting for the arrival
of the doctor Collins tried to stop the
flow of Mood as best he could and also
to allow the injured man to rest eas
ily by making a bed of hay for him.
t TeKtiuiony Im Conflicting-.
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The street car men and the doctors
all agreed in their testimony this
morning that Wulff wa3 Intoxicated
because they noticed . the . odor of
,! liquor. Had it not been for this fact
tai : . , , , , , .... ii. ...
ine aociors expresseu a uenei uiui
he would have undergone the opera
The relatives of Wulff object to this
statement, however, and claim that he
was not intoxicated at the time of theh '
accident. Wulff's son said that when
he saw his father going up the track
:?Vi?t4 Til Jy-D - 3 s; fl
of -rfwrtw !trwted to - shine partiTO-
The free shows to be presented in
the exposition grounds daily during
the week include the following:
Novello's trained elephants, dogs and
Captain Webb's trained seals.
Merodia troupe of wheel experts.
Brown in g-Wally aerial artists.'
Byrne trio of wonderful marks
The 120 foot high dive.
The "Roman rings.
,In addition to the free attractions,
the C. W. Parker shows will be pre
sented in the exposition grounds.
These shows Tire the Parker railway
exposition shows, and require a train
if 35 cars for the accommodation of
their equipment. There are 10 differ
ent shows. In addition to these the
Exposition company has secured three
paid attractions of its own, the Old
Plantation, from the Norfolk exposi
tion; the genuine Igorrote village, and
'Maids In the Well." an illusion.
RAISE A FLAG
Big Meeting on Market Square
to Follow Ceremony in Front
of Argus Office.
BAND TO G YE A CONCERT
B. Marshall Will Preside as Chair
man -of Evening and Good
Speakers Will Be Heard.
II. Lu WHEELAN,
Nominee fur Legislature In the Thirty
It. R. REYNOLDS, .
Nominee for State's Attorney.
DR. M. .1. O'HERN,
Nominee. ' for Coroner.
Vote for Rock Island Expo
Miss Ruth Hemenway..
-Miss Jessie Flannigan..
Miss Mamie Townsend . . . .
Miss Lillian Burton
Miss Margaret Murphy
Miss Nellie Cuibertson
Miss Adele Catton
he had his lantern lighted and was when picked up; He was 55 years of
walking perfectly straight. When the age. and leaves a family.
car struck hiqi. Jiowever, the lantern
was not burning but was lying in the
track some distance it way. As soon
as the accident occurred one of
Wulff's friends who was on the scene
hurried to Luchmauu's saloon and se
cured a pint of brandy which he
poured down Wulff's throat to revive
him. The friends of Wulff claim that
this may have caused him to appear
intoxicated but that they are sure he
was not so when the accident oc
Verdlet of Jury.
The coroner's jury heard the evi
dence in the case aud rendered a ver- The contest will continue up to S
diet to the effect that Wulff came to o'clock Wednesday evening and the re-
his death as the result of the shock suit of the vote will be announced
and injuries received in being run Thursday
down by Watch Tower carr No. 211 m
charge of -Motorman George Collins
and Conductor L. R. Bland. The jury
was composed of Forrest K. Rambo,
foreman; Simon Goldberg. J. A. Car
penter, H. S. Powers, James Dowling
ind O. South. x
Mr. Wulff was born in Saxony, Ger
many. March la 1S10. He came to
the Lnited States 35 years ago. and
after spending three years in St. Louis
he came to Rock Island, residing here
since. He was married in St. Louis
HISTORY OF ROCK ISLAND'S GREAT
EXPOSITION, TO OPEN MONDAY
(Continued from Page Five.)
CITY COMMITTEE IS
B. F. Knox is Chosen Head of Repub
lican Body Plan to Entertain
The republican city committee met
last evening at the party headquarters
in the Turner hall, and organized lv
Oct. 5. 1ST7. "his wife having been Miss electing B. F. Knox chairman, L. L,
Anna Bruhn. Mrs. Wulff died 111 Oc c.rtre ar.A a r. in,iM
lobar. 1S9C. Of the 10 children of the trftasilI., lt h h- " ' lml that
family, five survive Mr.. Wulff, Mrs. Dr Joseph DeSilva chairnian of ,he
Anna amiss ui t'eoi 1a, .virs. .wary
Kurth of this city, Mrs. Catherine
Jingles of South Rock Island and Wil-
First prize. $a5;
third prize, $10.
Horses in this class, shall be 11
hands, 2 inches, or over, in height, and
iliown by lady or gentleman to appro
priate vehicle. Style, conformation
md action considered.
SATl Hl V. OCT. 3.
Class Eleven Saddle Ponies First
prize, $s; second prize, ?o; third
Ponies must be shown under saddle.
Style, conformation, gait and manners
to be considered. Must be ridden by
boy or girl.
Class Twelve Hunter Class First
prize, second prize, ?2;; third
Up to carrying 1C5 pounds and un
der 190. Conformation and quality to
count 50 per cent, performance over
fences 50 per cent.
county committee, would seek to be
come the head of the city committee
flisn hilt it cffms thaf fnr tlio cnl-o nf
nam ana .u.-s u. u 1 a-, mm.e. narmony he was induced to keen in
He is also survived by three grand
children. He was a member of the
Uoc'; Island Sick Relief society, tha
Rock Island and Davenport Maenner
chor, and Camp 309, M. W. A.
The funeral will be held at 3:30 to
morrow afternoon from the nome 01
The committee has been called to
meet at tne headquarters Monday ev
ening, for the purpose of arranging for
a fitting reception fdf" James S. Sher
man, republican candidate for vice
I trc?i fr wli rv 5 ,-. n nnmo ltfi nnvt
street. Carl Kuehl will conduct the rridaysoneofh SIeas ?f repub"
funeral services. Burial
1 liinn A .a rt t tVin D-,nlf Tclnn1 nvm.c-
Will take I v uuj i L 111c ivul rv isiaiiu c.;uar
uon. in aaaiuon 10 laiis running
nl;ipp- nt Phinninnnnrk rpmpfprv. Thp
Rock Island Maennerchor will sing at mate' there wiU be 0ther rePublicans
the home and at the services at the ot prominence m tne city next, ween
fpmpterv ' arid the city committee will arrange
iMrnxnnt Vniier Mnn Killed. for their entertainment in cooperation
August Schorr, a well known Pleas- wi'h the Exposition company
ant Valley resident, was instantly
killed by being run over by an I. & I.
car at Third and Perry streets, Daven
port, at 8 o'clock last evening. He
had just come to the city on an I. & I.
car, which was drawing a trailer, and
place at 1 o'clock. Xo admission will
be charged for the speeches either af-
G rounds Are to
Present a Scene
The exposition grounds, from the
triumphal arch throughout, are as com
plete and attractive as possible, in
every detail. At night the park will
be a veritable fairyland. There are
scores of are lights about the grounds,
and thousands of incandescent lamps
will add to the brilliancy of the scene.
In addition there will be the illumina-
toriiMfkli 11 lt''iiiii.r Tl. , 1 . : I
, """" '"' i '" ted electric tower, 125 feet high, stud
.... ..-.. u a.u u..u r.. a.evenson. ded with r,00 ilH.andescent lamps, and
. r. in:nuK'm ill lilt; 1'Illlt'Cl
Sfrtes and now candidate fur governor
Filial arrangements were made to
day for the flag raising of the demo
crats, to be held this evening In front
of The Argus office. A big flag is to be
raised across Second avenue, from The
Argus building. The banner will be
raised at 8 o'clock, this ceremony be
ing preceded by a concert in Market
scjuare by Bleuer's band, from 7 to 8'
o'clock. County Chairman C. J. Smith
will preside at the raising of the flag.
To IMwhhm Cuuipnlicn.
Following the flag raising, there will
be a program of addresses at the band
stand on Market square. C B. Mar
shall will act as chairman of the ev
ening. Among those who are to speak
are R. R. Reynolds, candidate for
state's attorney, Hon. William Mc
Eniry, Albert Huber, and S. R. Ken
worthy. This is the second big rally of the
democrats in the county so far in this
on the democratic ticket; John I And.
former governor of Minnesota, and M.
F. McEniiy, candidate on the demo
cratic ticket for congressman.
In the evening at 7 o'clock Mr. Bry
an will be the speaker. His address
will be made in the baseball iirk, and
no admission will be charged.
The management of the exposition
has arranged that on the political days
surmounted with a 2,000-candle power camPalg"; 1,ie ttr was Uie ratitica-
earch light. Then, too. there is ,he j uon meeung roi.owing me uenver con-
electric fountain, where the appear-!
ance of running water is made median-1
ically by 500 incandescent globes of as chief of the police force of the Ex-
various hues. All of these lights, with .position company.
Favor of Public
On every hand the Exposition com-
the illuminated Ferris wheel and the
carousal,' and the lights from the nu
merous concessions, will give a glow.pany has had the good wishes and the
of light in the grounds that will make active cooperation of the people of the
it possible for it to be seen for miles. J city. The project has been given the
the programs of tree events at theLi,, .,l:.iis !..., . ... ,. V.
and sheds are j)aint'd a glistening the official endorsement of the city ad-
Miss Minnie Kelley returned last
evening from a trip to Chicago.
Mrs. George Bloom and son, Hartly
in attempting to alight when a stop of La Plata. Mo., are in the city visit-
was made at the crossing, he stumbled lnS relatives.
and fell under-the trailer as the carl Carl and Miss Julia Russ are visit
started again. The wheels passed over ing in Chicago with their sister Mrs.
ahead of him. It did not appear at I the lower part of his body and he was I Marshall Atwell.
first to be a man and he made no spe-1 partially disemboweled, being dead Mrs. David Reed of Chicago returned
to her home today after a week's visit
with Mrs. H. T. Seeley of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. James Corran and child
who have been visiting in the city for
some time, returned to their home in
I Leads, S. D., last evening.
Alderman John Carse of this city
and his sister, Mrs. William Pratt, of
Moline, left this morning for Spring
field, to attend the state fair.
Mrs. A. W. Bowen and her mother,
Mrs. Lucretia W. Freeman, have gone
to Denver where they will join Mr.
Bowen and take tip their permanent
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Copley of Mc-
Alester. Okla., are visiting at the
hom-of Dr. E.. Bradford. Mr. Copley
was formerly superintendent of the
we build today and thnse of local terminal of the Rock Island, and
is now division superintendent of the
Special Features .
Are Provided for
"Week of Expo.
The exposition opens formally Mon
day afternoon, and an automobile par
ade will be the opening feature. All
automobile owners in the three cities
are invited to participate in this event.
It is expected that at. least 50 automo
biles will assemble at the Rock Island
Club at 12:30, and .the parade is to
start at 12;45. "The procession will
pass through the principal down town
streets, and reach the exposition park
at about 2 o'clock. It is optional with
the owners of the autos participating
whether-their machines are decorated,
but for the benefit -of any who may
care to decorate, it is again f.lated
that the exposition colors are red,
green and yellow. At the exposition
grounds the parade will pass in re
view before the crowd, and the exposi
tion will then be formally opened with
fitting short exercises at the stage in
front of the grand stand. There will
be a very brief address by President
T. J. Medill of the Exposition com
pany, and Mayor H. C. Schaffer will
make a few remarks appropriate to
The only feature of Monday evening
will be the entertainment of the Tri-
Ci'ty Press club by the Exposition com
Tuesday is to be democratic day.
and a number of notable men, includ
ing William Jennings Bryan, candidate
for president, have been secured as
speakers. In the afternoon, at the Is
land City ball park, just opposite the
exposition park, the speaking will take
park in the afternoon and evening
shall not begin until the close of the
program of addresses at the ball park.
Tuesday evening the display of fire
works will be largely devoted to dem
ocratic politics, and there will be an
enormous photograph of Mr. Bryan, in
a set piece of fireworks. In addition
white. The exposition employes, guards
and ticket takers, will be attiredin a
uniform of tan. cut in military style.
There will be hundreds of American
flags, and everywhere will be seen the
exposition colors, red, green and yel-
1 r 1 w ninl.-iny tlio cpuna o rrnv nno in
...;l. l.,. .. ... oa a r . i I " o"J
ii.citr iij uk: i rttrc ii.trtc .vu icci 1UI1; deed
and 30 feet high, representing Niagara I
falls. This is one of the most inter
esting pieces in the pyrotechnical dis
For Sinter Cities,
Wednesday is Moline day, and in the
afternoon Mayor Andrew Olson of Mo
line will make a brief address from
the stage in front of the grand stand.
In addition to the program .of free
shows, and the auto races and horse
exhibits, there will be the first of the
races between the Are department
teams of Rock Island, Moline and Dav
enport. These races promise to .bo
among the most exciting events of the
Thursday is Davenport day, and in
the afternoon Mayor George W. Scott
will deliver a brief address. He will
speak from the stage in the exposition
grounds. In addition to the general
attractions and free shows, there will
be a second race between teams of the
fire departments of the three cities
Friday is .republican day, and as on
AilmisMion I Low.
The admission to the' park has been
made but 25 cents, a remarkably small
charge, it is considered, in view of the
character of the attractions. There
will be five turnstile entrances, and
one larger automobile and carriage
gate. There are six exits from the
park. For the accommodation of the
public and for those who do not care
to take the chances of becoming
caught in a rush at the gates, tickets
ood for admission any day have been
placed on sale at :fur down town
stores. The price is the same as at
the gate. The tickets may be obtained
at the following stores:
T. H. Thomas drug store.
LaVelle, the Clothier.
Harper house drug store.
Hartz drug store. .
J. J. Uliemeyer's.
l.arue Force Employed.
The company has taken every pains
to secure a sufficient force of employes
for every purpose, and particular at-
The discords of the
nve -or six years ago as Rock Island in Oklahoma.
there Is between the famous
THOMAS ORCHESTRA and
ueuMLtutKMAiMBANO. Catherine, infant daughter of Mr.
litt and Mrs. Peter Bos, died at the family j
nome; zmi aixtn avenue, at. j:uu yes-
band are no more jarring toterday afterooh of summer complaint.
Her aee was 2 months and C davs. The
the musical ear" than are funeral was held from the home at 3
A ' , ..'. o'clock this afternoon with interment
"" wuuus ui oilier uaja 1 . ,
at Calvary cemetery.
i 0 Carnival Concession Holders, Notice.
by our garments f the past ! All California fancy fruits at prices
cneaper than wholesale. Specialties
seasons, ana not or years for this week: Pears, peaches, lemons
plums. Call Sundays 7 to 12. a. m., 420
Twenty-third street all day week
days. II. D. Timmerman's grocery.
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING.
No Trespassing. Allowed.
On property belonging to the follow-
ing parties of Milan: Gottlieb Beck,
Will Hoffman, John Hoffman, Peter
Simmon, Fred Runge, Anton Weigel
and Henry Winters. .
Mayor's Exposition Procla
mation. Thf Rock Islnnil Kxpo.sltion
company, a corporal ion oomposed
of 100 of the lcailinK business and
professional nu-n of the city of
. Kock Island, will fiv its tlrst
annual exposition during the
week commencing Monday, Sept.
"v This undertaking is Intended
for the benefit of all the commer
cial interests of our city, not for
the financial profit of the Hloek
holders. No occasion in the his
tory of Rock Island lias been as
thoroughly ror as extensively ad
vertised. Judging from the ex
perience of other cities with sim
ilar enterprises, the attendance
from abroad will be very large,
with proportionate benefits to all
classes ot local business. Those
who have contributed their time
end money toward the success of
the exposition deserve the earn
est cooperation of all our citizens.
Therefore, I. Henry C. Schaffer,
mayor of the city of Hock Island,
in accordance with a resolution
passed by the common conncil-of
said city, do call upon all those
having store or office windows, to
appropriately decorate such win
dows and store fronts during the
week commencing Sept. 28. and
do urge upon all our citizens that
they assist in this manner and in
all other wnyfc possible in adding
to the pleasure and success of the
I further strongly recommend
that on Saturday, Oct. 3. which
has been designated as Rock Is
land and Woodmen day, as many
as possible of our stores, factor
ies and offices be closed at noon,
that their employes may partici
pate in the entertainment of that
day. H. C. SCHAFFER.
Mavor's Office, City of Rock Is
land, Sept. 23, 1908.
tention has heen eiven to the matter
Tuesday, a number of very prominent of directing the crowds, preserving or-
men are to be here to address the Ider.- and protecting .the fences from
crowds. In the afternoon at 1 o'clock any who may seek to enjoy the attrac
at the ball park there will be a free tions of the park without contributing
program of speeches, by James S. I the required two bits. The company's
Sherman, candidate for vice president special force of police includes 30 men,
of the United States on the republican and besides these the exposition has
ticket; Congressman Nicholas Long- secured the services of every regular
worth, son-in-law of President Roose-1 police officer on the Rock Island. Mo-
ti . 1 . . . I . . -v . . 1 ? 1 . 1
veit, anu congressman James Mcivin-jone ana uavenpon ponce ueparimeius
ney of this district, candidate for re-J possible. In addition Sheriff Kittilsen
election. " twill have a force of special deputies
In the evening at 7 o'clock at the! on duty at the grounds during the
ball park the people will have an op-1 week, to assist in directing the crowds,
portuuity to hear Governor Charles S. preventing the operation of any pick
Deneen, and possibly Vice President I pockets, and curbing any disorder.
Charles W. Fairbanks. No admission I Cornelius Donovan has been named
will 'be charged to the ball park for
either program, and the programs of
free attractions at the exposition park
will not be commenced until the other
1 programs are concluded.
The fireworks. Friday evening will
be devoted to the republican party.
and a portrait of William II. Taft will
be presented in a big set piece. The
other special feature of the evening
will be a set piece representing two
locomotive engines colliding. This will
be the same size as the representation
of Niagara -falls, 200 feet long and 30
feet high. In addition to these special
features 011 the political days, there
will be hundreds of set pieces, bombs.
and other pyrotechnic pieces. The dis
plays are certain to be magnificent.
jcoeK iMinua anil .11. v. A.
Saturday is Rock Island and Modern
Woodmen days a very appropriate ar
rangement, since the head offices ; of
the Modern Woodmen are in Rock Is
land, and the interests of the society
and the city are allied largely. The
regular program of attractions will be'
presented Saturday afternoon, and in
addition there will be an exhibition
drill by the drill team of Camp 2C, M.
W. A., of this city. There will also be
a race between the chiefs of the fire
departments of Rock Island, Moline
and Davenport. The chiefs will drive
their own horses to their chiefs wag
Saturday evening there will be no
special features, but a general free for
all good time, in which Rock Island is
ministration as such. The action of
the city council in making free the
bridge traffic over Rock river for the
week is an indication of their coopera
tion, and the action of Mayor Schaffer
in issuing his proclamation regarding
the exposition Is another.
One of those who gave the project
the most liberal assistance was Presi
dent J. F. Porter of the Tri-City Rail
way & Light company.
Shown Arrive Tomorrow.
The C. W. Parker shows which are
to be seen at the exposition are to ar
rive in the city tomorrow noon, and
during -the day the other attractions
will be coming in from different points.
The Parker shows arrive in their spe
cial train of ,35 cars.
The entries for the horse show for
the week are now practically complete,
and "already" the entry list is greater
than that at Cedar Rapids, where a
similar exposition was given this week.
City In Decorated.
Already the business men of the
city are decorating tneir places of busi
ness for exposition week. The dty
will be in gala attire all week, in honor
of the exposition, and as an eidence
of welcome for the thousands of visi
tors who will come here during the
week. The Harper house block. Young
& McCombs' and McCabe's stores are be
ing decorated on a very elaborate
scale, and before Monday night other
business blocks will be hung with
flags, the exposition colors, and bril
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It removes at once the cause and the
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Don't Let the Big
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The bills from the grocer, the
doctor, and the landlord, etc., are
not half as formidable as they look.
Come and tell ns how many and
how bad you think they are, and
we'll show yen how easy you can
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a clean sheet. It's the best way transfer all
your debts to us, and you can make very sat
isfactory arrangements for repaying us a lit
tle at a time, plus the reasonable charge for
the use of the money and you won't be in
convenienced in the leasL-
Call any time and we will explain our plan
how you can save money by borrowing of
us. If you can .not call, let us know by phone
or letter, and we'll Bind our confidential man
to arrange matters privately, of course.
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MITCHELL LTSDG BLK,
ROOM 88, ROCK ISLAND.
Office hour, 8 a. m. to 6 p.
m., and Saturday evenings. 1
Telephone west 514; new tel